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When did life become so stressful and what can you do about it?

In many businesses, particularly in the City, it is often about how many hours you work and, of course, being available on your mobile, 24 hours a day. What is this all about? We have just returned from holiday in America where the culture seems to be about NOT taking holidays– as they often only […]

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Walk the Talk Coaching and Supervision

I know I completed an article on this topic about 10 years ago and for the life of me I cannot find where I have put it in my computer – how frustrating is that! I knew it was a good concept, but life moved on and I didn’t follow it through, maybe I should […]

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Do you suffer from Impostor Syndrome?

Impostor syndrome (also known as impostor phenomenon, fraud syndrome or the impostor experience) is a concept describing individuals who are marked by an inability to internalize their accomplishments and a persistent fear of being exposed as a “fraud”. Well that’s a bit of a mouthful isn’t it. It couldn’t possibly impact me could it? Yet in my 12 years of coaching I […]

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Reflection and a Different Perspective

I am writing this article in Costa Rica as the first step of my wife Jo’s transition from full time work to retirement. As a cliff edger (fulltime to what do I do next?), time to think, whilst enjoying herself in a totally different environment is ideal, as she takes her time and small steps […]

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Retirement Planning/ Life Plan/ Planning for enjoying yourself in later life

Do you have a life plan? Have you considered when you are going to retire? Do you have dreams of what you intend to do and how you are going to fund those dreams? There are so many things to fund for as we go through life whether it is paying off student debt, mortgages, […]

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Do you get Feedback from your customers?

After a coaching programme has finished, I always try and get feedback  from the coachee to ensure the coaching has worked for them and to see if I can learn from the experience and be a better coach for the next client I am fortunate to coach or mentor. Do you try and get feedback […]

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Changing the way you think, to fulfil your potential?

The following themes are taken from the book Mindset by Dr Carol S Dweck, if they are interesting to you I suggest you buy the book. When I first read Winning by Clive Woodward it was the first time I had heard the expression “energy sappers” in relation to some people who have a negative […]

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Do you create Added Value for you and your clients?

In the eleven years, I have been a coach and mentor, together with many years of business experience, I have noticed that there are many patterns of behaviour from which we can learn, whether you are employed or a business owner Do you effectively manage your time? – What are the tasks you need to […]

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Corporate to self employed and running your own business

Extracts taken from ‘Crew to Captain’ by David Mellor. This is an excellent book for somebody considering going from corporate to running their own business or having a portfolio career. Having taken this trip 6 years ago I can relate to many of David’s tales. 50% of small businesses fail in the first year, 80% […]

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The One Minute Manager – an alternative view

An alternative view of Ken Blanchard and Spencer Johnson’s book How can a book written in 1983 still be relevant in today’s world? I first read this book in at a time in life when I was in middle management and then again in 2011. Thinking about a number of coaching sessions in the last […]

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